Home Network Installation
Get to know more on ways to install a home network
A Home Network is a residential small local area network that is used to connect and enable communication between home computers and their related peripherals like printers, scanners, drives, etc. Most of the modern day computer systems support home networking. There are different types of home networks like wired, wireless, etc. but the most common one is the wired LAN. The users should first decide the type of network that needs to be set up in accordance with the number of computers and their location inside the house, etc. The next most important thing is the operating systems installed on the computers. It is advised that the users set home network using computers installed with identical operating systems so as to minimize complications and also to easily troubleshoot apparent issues. The devices that are to be attached with the network and the type of connection used by those devices should also be taken into account before starting to setup a home network.
Discussed below are some points that will help the users to install a home network:
- Open Network Wizard
- Select Preferred Connection Type
- Enter Credentials and Finish Set-up
Open Network Wizard
The network setup wizard is a program in the operating system that allows users to set-up different types of networks using the system options. The network setup wizard guides users through various steps involved in setting up a network. The wizard can be accessed via the network connections menu in Control Panel. Once launched, the users will just need to select the right options to set-up a home network.
Select Preferred Connection type
The users will be provided with several options to connect the system with a network or another computer. The systems with wireless adapters can connect wirelessly with networks and other computers. The users should decide what type of home network is to be created and should select the method of connection in relation with type of network preferred. Wired home networks are the most commonly found ones as it involves lesser complications and is more secure. In case of wireless connections, the users will have to select the authentication pass phrase, encryption level and methods, etc. to set-up a secure network.
After selecting the preferred connection type, the users should proceed to the next menu of the wizard to select the Internet connection sharing and printer sharing settings. Choose the correct options in relation with the users preferences. The users should now name the system and enter other required credentials in the related fields. Finish the wizard and repeat the same on other computers to set-up a secure home network.
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